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Old 11-16-2018, 04:30 PM
 
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Old 11-16-2018, 05:36 PM
 
Location: Annandale, VA
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Your question presupposes that “somebody” has a responsibility to provide housing for low-income people.

The only failure is on the part of individuals who fail to adequately provide for themselves. When you not only expect but demand freebies, you have no right to complain if the freebies aren’t up to your “standards.”
90% of the battle is just to finish high school and not have a criminal record. If you can do that, the sky's the limit.
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Old 11-16-2018, 06:06 PM
 
Location: Ruidoso, NM
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90% of the battle is just to finish high school and not have a criminal record. If you can do that, the sky's the limit.
Just get back from a Tony Robbins pep talk?
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Old Today, 05:14 PM
 
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there is no such thing as 'housing shortage'. but there is a wage shortage, as in employers are not paying people adequately to afford housing. in all major cities in the world housing consumes a large percentage of one's paycheck. this problem is not specific to california. california should raise it's minimum wage if it wants to deal with it's homeless problems. $15/hr min. wage is probably still too low for high cost cities and states.
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Old Today, 07:12 PM
 
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there is no such thing as 'housing shortage'. but there is a wage shortage, as in employers are not paying people adequately to afford housing. in all major cities in the world housing consumes a large percentage of one's paycheck. this problem is not specific to california. california should raise it's minimum wage if it wants to deal with it's homeless problems. $15/hr min. wage is probably still too low for high cost cities and states.

Being able to afford housing is the responsibility of the employee, not the employer.
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Old Today, 07:51 PM
 
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there is no such thing as 'housing shortage'. but there is a wage shortage, as in employers are not paying people adequately to afford housing. in all major cities in the world housing consumes a large percentage of one's paycheck. this problem is not specific to california. california should raise it's minimum wage if it wants to deal with it's homeless problems. $15/hr min. wage is probably still too low for high cost cities and states.

Yep, same problem with tuition and healthcare.
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Old Today, 08:53 PM
 
Location: Ruidoso, NM
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there is no such thing as 'housing shortage'. but there is a wage shortage, as in employers are not paying people adequately to afford housing.
Wages are depressed at the low end, but if wages increased the housing prices would just increase as well. Won't solve the problem.

The problem is caused by people not being willing to vote with their feet and MOVE!
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Old Today, 09:53 PM
 
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What happens to freemkt, he hasn’t been posting since June 2018.
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